yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote physical and emotional well-being

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Other Words from yoga

yogic \ ˈyō-​gik How to pronounce yoga (audio) \ adjective, often capitalized

Examples of yoga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After 35 to 45 minutes of walking or light jogging, Randy also turns to yoga, which has benefits all its own. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Randy Jackson's Weight-Loss and Health Journey in His Own Words," 7 Jan. 2021 Yoga and meditation for an hour in the morning was augmented with yoga and meditation for an hour at night. Ann Patchett, Harper's Magazine, "These Precious Days," 5 Jan. 2021 The new year sees Cynthia trying to recenter herself by engaging in some restorative yoga with her sister Mal and a creaky Kenya. Chris Murphy, Vulture, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Surprise, Surprise," 4 Jan. 2021 Diverse bodies and voices in the yoga space matter. Jasmine Bacon, Glamour, "Yoga Has a Diversity Problem—Black-Owned Studios Are Changing That," 4 Jan. 2021 The Nap Ministry calls us to integrate deep rest into our lives—and offers ideas for rest such as taking longer showers, daydreaming, slow dancing, having a sound bath, or doing a few yoga poses. Charmaine Lang, Wired, "How to Make the Most of a Virtual Therapy Session," 1 Jan. 2021 Thesen ultra popular leggings are designed for yoga and made of Lululemon’s super soft Nulu fabric. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Kickstart your New Year’s fitness resolutions with these epic Lululemon deals," 1 Jan. 2021 Guests can bodysurf off the coasts of California beaches, engage in yoga on the beach and have a day at the spa. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "The most-anticipated 2021 hotel openings around the world," 31 Dec. 2020 Athleisure -- hybrid clothing with influences stemming from yoga, streetwear, hip hop music and more --was originally meant for athletic activities but has grown in popularity for everyday wear. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, "Is the coronavirus pandemic causing us to become an athleisure society? We asked local fashion experts and brands," 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of yoga

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yoga

Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke

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16 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Yoga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yoga. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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yoga

noun
How to pronounce yoga (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of yoga

: a system of exercises for mental and physical health
: a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind

yoga

noun
yo·​ga | \ ˈyō-gə How to pronounce yoga (audio) \

Medical Definition of yoga

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being — see hatha yoga

Other Words from yoga

yogic \ -​gik How to pronounce yoga (audio) \ adjective

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